â€œChristmas in Fallujahâ€: An Anti-War Song by Billy Joel and Cass Dillon [VIDEO]
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This post, written by Paddy, originally appeared on Cliff Schecterâ€™s Brave New Films Blog
NEW YORK -- Billy Joel has released a new pop single, the antiwar "Christmas in Fallujah." Just don't expect to hear his voice on it.
At 58, Joel felt he was too old to sing the song, which was inspired by letters the Piano Man received from soldiers in Iraq. So he gave it to Cass Dillon, a 21-year-old singer-songwriter from Long Island.
"Christmas in Fallujah" went on sale Tuesday on Apple Inc.'s iTunes. Net proceeds will be donated to Homes for Our Troops, which builds homes for severely wounded veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.